Chapter 15
Transition Planning and Site Closure


Many activities must be performed just before or soon after a nuclear facility concludes its mission and enters the transition from operations to decommissioning. These activities include assurance of immediate and long-term safety for the facility systems, human resources challenges, systems configuration changes, regulatory changes, and stakeholder relations. Long-term stewardship and eventual site closure activities must also be considered and addressed.

  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.2 Transition Planning
  • 15.2.1 Placing a Facility into Safe Shutdown
  • 15.2.2 Organizational Realignment
  • 15.2.3 Licensing
  • 15.2.4 Procedure, Process, and Program Reductions
  • 15.2.5 Contractual Realignment
  • 15.2.6 Financial, Property Tax, and Industry Fee Reviews
  • 15.2.7 System Reclassification
  • 15.2.8 Spent Nuclear Fuel or HLW Storage
  • 15.2.9 Site Characterization
  • 15.2.10 Facility Modifications to Support Decommissioning
  • 15.2.11 Preparations for Project Activities
  • 15.2.12 Personnel and Contractor Training
  • 15.2.13 Asset Recovery
  • 15.2.14 Public Participation
  • 15.3 Long-Term Stewardship
  • 15.4 Site Closure Actions

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